It’s felt like a weird week.
As a lifelong fan of Philadelphia sports teams, I’ve seen more than my share of unpopular draft choices. Of course, the one everyone remembers is a small segment of the fan base booing the selection of Donovan McNabb with the second pick in 1999. In recent years, the narrative has shifted to make it seemContinue reading “Knicks Fans Owe Phil Jackson an Apology”
I feel like I’ve always fallen outside of the mainstream. Even as a child, I knew that many of my tastes were not in line with the majority. Often, my opinion is the unpopular one.
I’m going into Manhattan for a close friend’s birthday party tomorrow night. I’ve lived here for over a year and I’m only a half-hour train ride from Penn Station, but I still have only gone into NYC a handful of times. It’s weird.
Anfernee “Penny” Hardaway was a prototype for the NBA superstar of the ’90s. He was a combination of Magic – a tall point guard with vision who could handle the rock – and Michael – he could drive the lane and throw it down over you.
“The flame that burns twice as bright burns half as long.“ – Lao Tzu, Te Tao Ching The mid-’90s Sonics never won the chip, but in fairness, they were victims of some horrible luck. In 1994, they lost to a really good Denver Nuggets team in the first occurrence of an 8-seed beating a 1-seedContinue reading “Shawn Kemp Was a Destroyer of Worlds”
HBO Sports documentary on how the rivalry of Magic Johnson & Larry Bird shaped modern basketball and launched the modern NBA. Christopher Pierznik is the author of eight books, all of which can be purchased in paperback and Kindle. His work has appeared on XXL, Cuepoint, Business Insider, The Cauldron, and many more. He has beenContinue reading ““Magic & Bird: A Courtship of Rivals” ”
One of my favorite Michael Jordan stories (of which there are thousands), as told by Karl Malone:
How different would the Association had looked if different decisions had been made?